Great American Clean Up 2013 Results
Defiance County Environmental Services KAB promotes and participates in scheduled events as the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliate for Defiance County. KAB Great American Cleanup extended the time frame from March until the end of July for event reporting and sponsorship. This allows more litter collection and/or beautification projects to be included within our KAB Great American Cleanup tracking and recognition.Defiance County Environmental Services KAB Great American Cleanup projects and events are listed below:
STATE ROADWAY CLEANUP
Event held April 18th thru June 7th
Totals: 146 volunteers, 76 Miles, 223 bags of trash = 4460# of litter removed from our roads!
Those participating in this event were:
- Defiance County Environmental Services
- Johns Manville Employees
- St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
- Sherwood Boy Scout Troop #139
- MLK Goat Farm
- Peace Lutheran Church
- St. John Lutheran Church, Boy Scout Troop 75
- Defiance Christian Church
- B-Square 4-H Club
- Rollin Thunder Motorcycle Club
- Friends in memory of Barb Breckler
- Friends in memory of Alex Ellert
- St. John Lutheran Youth
CITY PARK CLEAN UP
Event held March 16th
Totals: 300 volunteers, 150 bags of trash = 3000# of debris and waste removed from our parks!
HICKSVILLE BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
Event held May 11th
Totals: 20 to 25 volunteers
Dedicated volunteers work with the Hicksville Parks Board and Hicksville Chamber of Commerce to plant, mulch and landscape over a dozen areas within the village. These volunteers faithfully weed, fertilize and water their assigned areas to make the village of Hicksville beautiful! In 2013, they landscape pavers to the entrance into the Defiance County Fairgrounds.
BARB BRECKLER MEMORIAL MAUMEE RIVER SWEEP
Event held June 15th
Totals: 20 volunteers = 2.5 tons of debris removed from the Maumee River!
If you would like to participate or coordinate a litter, recycling event, or beautification project - please contact Defiance County Environmental Services at 419-782-5442.